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The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

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Reviewed 25 March 2015

I chose the Athenaeum based on it's reputation as one of the best hotels in London to spend the night after my wedding day. I mentioned this when I booked. I obviously wasn't expecting fanfare as we walked in, but I was expecting more than what we got. A bog standard room (IMO not much better than a Travelodge), a...

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Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My second stay at the Athenaeum, and what a fantastic experience. You are welcomed by name, the door man remembers your name and salutes you, the staff are friendly and professional, and the food superb. A fantastic experience. The high tea and whisky bar just add to the fine level this establishment has achieved and maintains. A delightful experience.

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're pleased to hear that your second stay was as good as your first. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the very near future.

liverpool
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Stayed at the weekend for a birthday. One of the best if not the best hotels we've stayed in. The service is outstanding of every member of staff. Loved our room with a view over Green park. We went to the spa and the bar. This hotel is an excellent location. Few min walk from tube station. Would highly recommend

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! We look forward to celebrating more birthdays with you in future and welcoming you back to The Athenaeum.

Cedar City, Utah
Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed here last week while visiting London. The doorman (Jim) was the best. He remembered all of our names and we felt very welcome each time we saw him. The rooms were nice but the shower was my favorite. Incredible water pressure! I've stayed at a lot of hotels in the UK and I have to say this was...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending us to others. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Athenaeum very soon.

Beaminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Any hotel that provides a (free) bottle of fresh milk in the mini-bar and hosts a complimentary weekly cocktail party for guests (on Wednesday evenings) gets my vote - that this is provided in a central London hotel impresses me even more. I loved The Athenaeum, from its uber-friendly staff to the home-from-home atmosphere. I was travelling solo and felt...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you think of us as a home-from-home. We look forward to welcoming you back to your London home very soon!

Blockley, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015

This review is really about the restaurant but we are hoping to stay later in the year. Central London has a huge choice of restaurants, but if you are looking for somewhere that is stylish, relaxed, and reasonably priced, the restaurant at the Athenaeum Hotel is a must. From the outside in Piccadilly, the Athenaeum like all the buildings facing...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review regarding our restaurant. Your dinner sounded terrific! It's always nice to hear that we're a top recommendation on someone's London to-do list. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stayed here whilst visiting the shard and having dinner at Oblix. We arrived before 11am and were told that our room was out of the hotel and in another building. I decided to look at the allocated room but decided that I would prefer to stay in the main hotel. Without question they accommodated my request even though the...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and lovely comments about our staff and the customer service you received. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Athenaeum in the very near future.

Ohain, Belgium
Reviewed 22 March 2015

On arrival we got an upgrade to an amply proportioned room in the furthest of the four connected houses comprising the hotel. This plus the fact that the afternoon tea proved to be of good quality and was served in a pleasant tea lounge put us in a good mood. The room was fine, albeit a bit impersonal, and the...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and afternoon tea in the Garden Room. We've made a note of your comments regarding the selection at breakfast and will discuss with our team. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Burwash, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Stayed at the Athenauem again at the end of Feb for a London theatre trip (not a package) This hotel remains my favourite hotel in London - classy, discreet, excellent service always. When shown to our room - unfortunately it had not been serviced - the issue was sorted out immediately and seamlessly for us as customers/guests The restaurant is...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Many thanks to you for choosing to stay with us time and time again. We look forward to celebrating your anniversary with you this weekend and welcoming you back to your London home!

Trier, Germany
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Athenaeum hotel is right in the middle of London. A lot of nice places are in walking distance. That's the reason we chose the hotel. Check-in was quick and a lady gave us a tour of the hotel and walked us to our room. The room was in a different building. We had to get out and use another...

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AthenaeumHotelLondon, Manager at The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything during your stay and that you will be back to stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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By the Royal Parks Intimate and sophisticated, the fabulous 5-star Athenaeum is your home-away-from-home in Mayfair, central London. You're opposite Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace, just down the road from national museums and galleries, and close to world-renowned shops and theatres. Michelin-starred chefs For eating and drinking, there's afternoon tea (voted "Best in London 2012"), an restaurant run by Michelin-starred chefs, and a fine bar - home to a large collection of whiskies and signature cocktails. For a little "me-time", our spa offers relaxing treatments, relaxation room, wet area and a well-equipped fitness room. Free WiFi, iPod(R) docks All guestrooms are spacious with modern decor and premium bedding. You can catch a game on the plasma TV, stream tunes through the iPod(R) dock, and browse the Web with free WiFi, all while sipping an espresso coffee. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences

Address: 116 Piccadilly | Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Mayfair
Price Range: $458 - $901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences 5*
Number of rooms: 164
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Athenaeum Hotel Apartments
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#32 Business Hotel in London
#56 Family Hotel in London
#85 Romantic Hotel in London
#124 Luxury Hotel in London
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“All the rooms are very comfortable. If you can get one overlooking the park, then that is a real treat.”
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“If you are celebrating and can afford it, go for a Suite, it's worth the extra!”
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